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Goddesses of Food; Gowanus Whole Foods' Opening Date

R.I.P — Chef Shin Tsujimura of Nobu 57 passed away earlier today. He worked with with Nobu Matsuhisa and that world class team for almost 20 years. Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern files a post in honor of his friend: "[H]e fed me like a son. Always remembering my favorites, always making sure I ate whatever had come right in that afternoon and always making sure I ate something new. He delighted in that. The hospitality business is all about taking care of people's happiness, being responsible for it while they are under your roof. Shin Tsujimura embodied that ideal." [AZ]

GOWANUS — After eight years of red tape and almost nine months of construction, the Gowanus location of Whole Foods Market is officially set to open on Tuesday, December 17. [EaterWire]

CHELSEACo. and Sixpoint Brewery are co-hosting the fourth annual Pizza and Beer Pairing Event on Saturday, November 23. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be five special pizza and beer pairings available to sample as well as several other food and drink options. The event is a fundraiser in support of City Harvest, with 50% of ticket sales being donated to the food rescue organization. Tickets are available online here. [EaterWire]

EAST VILLAGEBanjara, a reliable Indian restaurant on First Avenue, has moved over to Second Avenue. EV Grieve reports that it is now "sharing space with its sister restaurant Haveli." An Italian restaurant called Figaro Bistro Grill is slated to take over the old space. [EV Grieve]

WOMEN IN FOODThis past Friday night, the James Beard Foundation held an event called 'Women in White' at New York City's Four Seasons Restaurant. While the event honored successful women of the restaurant industry, it was not a response to the Times' controversial 'Gods of Food' cover story, although that article was at the forefront of conversation that night. Head over to Eater National for a recap of some of the more quotable quotes. [Food Arts via Eater National]
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